Showing posts with label survey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label survey. Show all posts

December 7, 2015

Fun Running Survey

I've always been a fan of silly quizzes in magazines and surveys. I find that sometimes questions can really get you thinking about yourself plus it's always fun to read other people's answers! I am swamped with finals week (#gradstudentlife) so blogging will be sparse until I have freedom. However I saw this running survey on Sue's blog and thought it looked fun and would be a great way for you to maybe get to know me a little better! 
1.  Would you rather run along a beach path or on a mountain trail?
I'm a beach bum at heart! Running in the sand is hard but there is something beautiful about being by the water. The beach is a calming, happy place for me. 
2.  If you could choose the flavor of Gatorade at your next race’s aid stations, what would it be?
Obviously, I’m a Nuun girl (go Team Nuun) -I love the watermelon and strawberry lemonade Nuun flavors, but sadly I don't see Nuun on course at enough races. If it has to be gatorade I'm actually a fan of lemon-lime which is usually on course anyways. I also love that light blue Glacier Frost Gatorade flavor! 
3.  If I gave you a $100 gift card to a running store, what would be the first thing that you would purchase with it?
Ooh this is a tough one! I'd possibly grab a new pair of shoes because I love shoes. I'd definitely grab a cute and warm pullover to survive winter running! 

August 7, 2014

"Would You Rather?" Runner's Edition

Yesterday morning as I ate breakfast I read this fun runner's version of "would you rather?" from Ruthie of She's Wicked Healthy and decided to share my answers today!

Also, I emailed the winners of my Delta Labs Green + sample giveaway, and they are displayed on the widget. Thanks everyone for entering! Remember you can always use the code BREATHEBLOG for $5 off any Delta Labs order here

The other day Smith of Running with SD Mom posted that she finally took the plunge and signed up for her first marathon after receiving advice from fellow running bloggers-check out here what I told her!

1. Would you rather run a 5k or a marathon?

Tough one, but I'd rather run a 5K. So much time and training goes into a marathon, which is worth it, but 5Ks can be so fun and are less stressful. I can usually convince more friends to run 5Ks with me too!
When I ran the Fiesta 5K for KIND Snacks with Holly

2. Would you rather run a flat race in the heat or a hilly race in the cold?

Is flat and cold an option, haha? I suppose I'd choose hilly race in the cold. Really hot races become uncomfortable and hard really fast, even though I prefer warm weather any other time besides running. 

3. Would you rather get new running shoes or a new running outfit?

New running shoes for sure. This girl loves shoes. 

My current training shoes (Adidas Energy Boost 2)- I love how bright pink they are!

July 22, 2014

Very Inspired Blogger Award + Froyo and Delta Labs Green Tea + Flash Giveaway!

Did you see my Chi Marathon training update yesterday?

Recently I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Sweaty Mess Mama which is amazing. I didn't know she was a reader of mine, and I'm glad to hear she thinks I'm inspiring! Sometimes I forget that more than 5 people sometimes read this blog! 
So these are the award rules:
  • Thank and link to the person who nominated you
  • List the rules and display the award.(Voila!)
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. 

7 Facts about Lauren 

  1. I love pancakes and waffles. Breakfast for dinner is always acceptable. 
  2. I'm a huge Francophile and was a French minor in college.
  3.  I always save room for dessert
  4. If Sex and the City is on TV, I watch it-even though I've seen every episode at least 10 times. (i.e. this weekend, haha)
  5. I don't really own matching workout/running clothes. I should buy some more matching outfits. 
  6. I'm easily scared and pretty jumpy. Yeah, not a fan of scary movies. 
  7. My feet are always cold-I usually need to sleep with socks!

July 3, 2013

Fitness Survey Linkup and Marathon Training Week 2

Hello all, Happy Wednesday! It feels especially great today, even though it's raining here, because tomorrow is a holiday! Anyways here's a little update on my marathon training. 

The Road to 26.2 -Marathon Training Week 2

Tuesday was a speedwork session where we ran a 2 mile time trial to help us find our marathon goal pace using the McMillan Calculator where I found out I was in the second fastest group of people-go me! I did crossfit twice during the week and then got in another strength and HIIT session on Friday.  

Saturday is long run day and a group of us roughly around the same pace ran a nice route from McHenry Row up Charles Street to around JHU and back down St. Paul.  The weather wasn't too hot, just really humid.  It has been really nice getting miles in with a group of people to keep up with and talk to so I definitely think I'm committing to the training group. I bought a hot pink hydration belt from Marshalls and have been filling that up with Nuun for my long runs. I definitely need to drink more water on Fridays though in preparation, especially as we start to build miles.  

Sunday I got in a slow 5K for a recovery run after a day of eating all that boardwalk food.   I definitely need to work on stretching and foam rolling more, especially with cross-training. 

A fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador, Sara from She cooks, She crafts, She Runs is having a Fitness Survey Linkup  here today so I thought I'd join in the fun! 


Fitness Survey!

1.  What did you eat for breakfast?
Breakfast is the best! Today I was in a rush so I had an egg over easy, an orange, and a slice of Ezekiel raisin bread with PB&J and half a banana. I also snacked on a handful of Barbara's cinnamon puffins while I was cooking my egg. 

April 22, 2013

Liebster Award

Today I have a fun post to share! Kristina over at "" nominated me for a Liebster Award! 

The Liebster award is an "award" given to up and coming smaller bloggers or to someone who deserves recognition for their blogging. Apparently, Liebster is a German word meaning dearest. I don't know what the exact rules are, but it's a great way to discover new blogs and recognize blogs that you think are awesome!


Rules for the Liebster Award
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
  • Create 11 new questions.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in your post.
  • Thank the person that nominated you and tell the people you’ve nominated.
11 Facts about Me:

Questions from Kristina: 

1. What is your favorite relaxing activity?
I love spending a night in cooking a nice meal or baking something and then watching a movie with a class of wine in some comfy clothes. I also really like taking a long hot shower and painting my nails.
2. If you have one, what is your favorite go-to workout when you are stressed?
Running, hands down. Running is like therapy!
3. Favorite brand of coffee?
I love lots of different coffee such as Kona, Starbucks, Zeke's local  but lately I've been addicted to the Dunkin Donuts coconut flavored coffee I picked up at Target! YUM!
4. What are your pet’s names?
I currently don't have any pets but my family has 4 cats named Ginger, Oreo, Audrey, and Lucy. 
5. How long have you been blogging?
I've only been blogging since October and am still getting the hang out it. Hopefully there is somebody out there who likes it!
6. What is your favorite recipe to make at home?
I love baking especially fancy cupcakes and banana nut muffins.  Food-wise, I think I make a pretty great chili in the slow cooker and love that dinner is ready when I get home from work!

March 25, 2013

Healthy Living Survey

It's Monday and I'm still working on my St. Patty's Day half marathon recap so you are getting a survey post that was fun for me to fill out!

I found this one over on Adrienne's blog who found it on Mindy's blog ,and thought I’d share it with you. I enjoy a lot of treats in moderation, but I'm very conscious of my health and choices so that's what counts in my book!
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
I had 1/2 cups of egg whites with TJ's shredded brussel sprouts and ketchup and 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean with chia seeds, hemp seeds, TJ's coconut chips, and some vanilla almond milk. I couldn't decide between sweet and savory today :)
2. How much water do you drink a day?
I always aim for 96 oz but usually only make it to 64 oz. I'm trying to get better about it.  Having a 32 oz Nalgene bottle helps because I only need to drink a couple of those bad boys to reach my goal. 
3. What is your current favorite workout?
Running because lately I've needed it at stress relief, and I can go for a run whenever I want. I'm going to try to get back into hot yoga when I can scrounge together some money because that's relaxing.  

December 13, 2012

Christmas Survey from Hungry Runner Girl Blog

Happy Holidays! I've been super stressed and busy but realized that there is only 12 days until Christmas so I need to start listening to lots of holiday tunes and get excited for the festivities!  When I saw a Christmas Survey on Janae's blog and Carissa's blog (both of which are awesome blogs to follow) I knew it would be super fun to fill out and get me in the holiday spirit today, when I'm fighting off a cold. 

1.  Favorite Christmas Album/CD/Song?
This year my favorite christmas album is Michael Buble's  Christmas.  That smooth, crooner voice is perfect for holiday songs. 
However, my sister and I's special Christmas song is Bruce Springsteen's Santa Clause is Coming to Town.  We have the whole live beginning bit memorized too, haha! It's the Boss c'mon, NJ pride, and all that jazz :)

2.  Run on Christmas morning or take the day off?
I'll probably run later in the day after opening presents, eating breakfast, and having a couple mimosas, but we'll see because I love running in the AM.  My parents have a treadmill too, so I know I'll be able to get  a run in sometime!

3.  What do you usually eat on Christmas morning?
My dad usually makes a big eggs and meat spread or some sort of pancakes with fruit.  Now that we're all older there is always some champagne and mimosas too while which we watch the parades on TV!

October 24, 2012

(Belated) 10 Running Questions

 I'm just getting into this blogging thing so my posts are going to be sporadic for a bit.  I've been working really hard on getting to the gym everyday this week because I'm trying to slim down before the holidays and get back into lots of fitness classes now that my 2 half marathons are over! I saw this running questionnaire from about a month ago that Another Mother Runner posted, and I thought my answers would be a nice little running introduction from me to you! 

1. Best Run Ever: I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler this past April in Washington DC.  That was the longest race I've run up to that day, and I was very anxious even though I'd ran 10.5 miles in my training to prepare.  I tried to keep up with the 8:30 pacer who was actually running 8 min miles.  I ran the race in 1:20 and definitely experience the runner's high.  I felt so great and the run wasn't hard just very enjoyable.  Crossing the finish line with a nice time and a huge smile on my face was when I really felt like a runner.  Immediately after my run I felt like I could run even more, and then eventually some soreness kicked in at brunch.
2. Three words to describe my running: Relaxing (definitely the time I use to de-stress and think about things), competitive (with myself and other runners, I'm always chasing the PR and trying to get better!), and healthy (it's become a part of my life but I balance it with crosstraining and try to keep it from being like work but always being something I want to push myself to do!) 
3. My go to run outfit: Something bright colored and fun.  I'm a big fan of running capris (no chafing!) and a dry-fit or wicking shirt (Under Armour rocks and are a Baltimore company to boot!). I usually have a headband, armband for my phone, and my Brooks purple Pureflows of course!
4. Quirky habit while running: Sometimes if a good song comes on my iPod I do a little rocking out and dancing with my hands haha